Marianna B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-399) interviewed by Ora Band and Ian Russ
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
- Interview Date
- April 30, 1983.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marianna B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-399). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marianna B., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1934. She recounts her family's Hungarian and Czech background; disbelief that events in Poland could occur in Hungary; German invasion in March 1944; anti-Jewish restrictions; her trauma when a Hungarian soldier shot their dog; her parents' deportations; wandering the streets and stealing food; reunion with her parents after their escape; hiding with them in her uncle's cellar; assistance from a non-Jewish family friend; liberation by Soviet troops; and emigrating to the United States in 1957. Mrs. B. notes her hostile feelings toward Hungarians and that the war experiences have shaped her life.